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Sauzon harbour
Sauzon harbour
Sauzon is located in France
Location within Brittany region
Sauzon is located in Brittany
Coordinates: 47°22′19″N 3°13′19″W / 47.3719°N 3.2219°W / 47.3719; -3.2219Coordinates: 47°22′19″N 3°13′19″W / 47.3719°N 3.2219°W / 47.3719; -3.2219
Country France
Region Brittany
Department Morbihan
Arrondissement Lorient
Canton Quiberon
Intercommunality Belle-Île-en-Mer
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Norbert Naudin
Area1 22.11 km2 (8.54 sq mi)
Population (2013)2 908
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 56241 /56360
Elevation 0–58 m (0–190 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Sauzon (Breton: Saozon) is a commune on the island of Belle Île in the Morbihan department of the region of Brittany in north-western France.


Inhabitants of Sauzon are called Sauzonnais.

Personalities linked to the commune[edit]

  • Sarah Bernhardt, the actress, was captivated by the natural beauty of the Pointe des Poulains at the extreme north west of the island and stayed here regularly from 1894. Around the closed fort, she built several villas (villa Lysiane, villa des Cinq Parties du Monde) and arranged the surrounding grounds as a set of gardens integrated into the natural scenery of the place. The site was acquired by the Conservatoire du littoral and since April 2007 has been a museum dedicated to Bernhardt and the story of the preservation of the site.
  • Philippe de Broca, the film director, is buried here.

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